Benjamin Edwards

Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

The Daily Beast
When The New York Times revealed the name of one of the biggest investors behind Donald Trump’s social media venture last weekend, his name leapt off the page: Republican megadonor—and Never Trump billionaire—Jeffrey Yass.
The Economist
At the turn of the 20th century the prime state to register businesses in America was New Jersey, home to America’s biggest trusts such as Standard Oil. Other states, including its diminutive next-door neighbour, coveted the spigot of easy money that came from business incorporation. “Little Delaware, gangrened with envy at the spectacle of the truck-patchers, clam-diggers and mosquito-wafters of New Jersey getting all the money in the country into her coffers, is determined to get her little tiny, sweet, round, baby hand into the grab-bag of sweet things,” the American Law Review, a journal, wrote at the time.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Elon Musk’s businesses have been planting roots in Nevada for years now. But after the billionaire faced a legal hurdle in Delaware — the country’s capital for the legal homes of corporations and other business entities — he made his preferences clear.
Wealth Management
The lead professors at pro bono law clinics who help retail investors pursue small-money claims hope a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-sponsored summit will inspire other universities to start their own clinics.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Edwards

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News | March 1, 2024

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The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | December 4, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

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Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | September 1, 2023

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